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Gregg Allman performs two nights at Atlanta Symphony Hall, Wednesday and Thursday.
Joe Howell / Associated Press

The stage remains dark in the moments before the final show. It's the Allman Brothers' annual New York City Beacon Theater run, in March 2011.

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Across the twilight, the first clear notes of "Hot 'Lanta" rise from Gregg Allman's Hammond B3 keyboard. Stage lights come up as the organ's tremolo fills the hall.

Drums, percussion and bass join in, twin lead guitars launch over the top and an enormous driving rhythm floods the room, penetrating me to the bone.

Todd Rosenberg / courtesy Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

A dreamy Debussy Nocturne, a 20th century flute concerto and a peaceful Requiem round out this weekend's Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concerts.

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The all-French program is lead by principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles. The orchestra's principal flutist, Christina Smith, is center stage as the featured soloist. She'll be accompanied by the orchestra in André Jolivet's Flute Concerto, a piece closely associated with 20th-century superstar flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Robb D. Cohen / Atlanta Jazz Festival

This weekend, Atlanta plays host to a park-full of jazz legends and a pair of star songwriters in a stripped-down setting.

Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for a look ahead with "Mara's Music Mix."

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“Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now.

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It was a year of technical, lyrical and rhythmic innovation, of the highest craftsmanship and most inspired anti-craftsmanship.

 

Rock Band GOODING Teaches Finance Skills To Teens

May 19, 2017
Courtesy of GOODING

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll are a supposed trifecta. But drop the drugs, drop the sex, and add financial literacy.

Then, you get GOODING, a rock band that preaches fiscal responsibility and rails against financial inequality. They visit middle and high schools across the country to rock out and to encourage young people to get the lowdown on their own finances. They performed at Inman Middle School earlier this week

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